It's Here! It's Here! Discovery Channel Shark Week is Here!
Every year, Knockaround teams up with Discovery Channel to create an awesome pair of Shark Week shades. This year it's Knockaround Shark Week Fort Knocks.
When you grab a pair, they'll make a $5 donation to Oceana.org to help protect the earth's water. You'll look great, protect your eyes, and help save our oceans!
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I Tested Extreme Fit Compression Socks for 30 Days
While I didn't wear my Extreme Fit compression socks EVERY DAY for a month, I did wear them often. I wore them for runs, and I wore them a lot for recovery after my workouts.
Keep reading to get my take on these socks for runners and others.
Disclaimer: I received ExtremeFit compression socks to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
Extreme Fit USA Has a Variety of Styles and Colors
The first pair of compression socks I bought were black. (Yawn!) They did the job, but they looked so serious.
If I know one thing about runners it's that they love bright colors and fun outfits. Boring isn't a problem with Extreme Fit compression socks. There are so many options, it's easy to find your perfect pair of socks.
They offer Glow-in-the-Dark, Reflective, and Bright Colorful Patterns. These fun designs come in a variety of styles, too. Compression socks and sleeves come in:
If you want to celebrate a holiday or themed event, you'll find what you need. Running the Space Coast — grab some rockets. Racing on Valentine's Day, no problem!
Reflective and Glow in the Dark Socks
How Did They Fit?
My socks were all S-M size. That's size 5 to 9.5 for men, size 6-9.5 for women. I found the sizing to be true to size. I wear size 8 in regular shoes, 9.5 in running shoes.
These socks all felt good to me. I had plenty of room in the sock for my toes. The compression wasn't too tight, but it did its job.
The graduated compression socks were snug. They hugged my legs, but weren't hard to put on or take off. Believe me, that's what you want. I've had compression socks in the past that were so tight I considered cutting them off!
A big positive for these socks is the location of the seam in the sock. It's above your toes, not under them.
If the seam is under your foot it can be annoying and uncomfortable. You're foot will hit the seam on every footfall.
When the seam is at the extreme tip of the sock, it can irritate your toes as they slide forward inside your shoe.
That's why positioning the seam above your toes is a great move. If you're shoes are sized correctly (with plenty of room in the toe box) you won't feel the seam while you're running.
I never had any problems when running in these socks. I credit a proper fit and ideal seam placement for my comfort.
Wearing Compression During and After a Run
I put on compression socks for my long runs. If I'm going out for more than 5+ miles, I appreciate the increased blood flow to my legs. Plus, my legs aren't as tired after a long run when I wear the socks.
I've worn compression socks during half-marathons and multi-race one day challenges.
The fun part of the Extreme Fit USA socks was the variety of styles. People smile when you run by them while wearing pink zebra socks!
Recovery is the important part of compression socks for me. If I run, then spend a long day doing gardening/yard work, I put on a pair for a couple of hours of recovery.
Compression makes a HUGE difference in how I feel the next day. It increases blood flow and speeds recovery. Since I've been wearing the socks more often I have less aches and pains.
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Find Out What Other BibRave Pros Discovered While Testing Extreme Fit Compression Socks
So, that's my take on Extreme Fit compression socks. They were true-to-size, comfortable, and aided in my recovery. They also reduced fatigue on long runs.
But maybe you want another opinion? No problem! Click on any of the links below to see what my fellow BibRave Pros thought after testing Extreme Fit socks.
I'm as disappointed as every other runner who's watched their race calendar fall apart due to COVID-19, but today I found a bright spot.
In the past, the only way I could participate in the #AFMarathon was to show up in Dayton, Ohio in September. That's hard when you live far, far away (Florida resident here).
Disclaimer: I received registration for the Air Force Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!
Choose Your Virtual #AFMarathon Distance
You'll run or walk the distance you choose at your own pace. You'll have plenty of choices when it comes to how far you want to run.
2020 distances include:
NOTE: There is special pricing for active duty personnel. Choose the Active Duty-Guard-Reserve button when you register.
After you choose your race, pick your personal race day. You must run sometime between September 1-30.
Since this is a virtual event, you run your race wherever you are. You pick your start and finish line. It can be on a treadmill, track, trail or in your neighborhood.
Check Out the 2020 Air Force Marathon SWAG
Participants who register and run the virtual 5K, 10K, Half or Full Marathon receive:
If you're running the half or full Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series, you can run each event on separate days, just like you would in person.
Bonus SWAG for Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge
The race hopes to offer in-person pickup for local participants. If you can't pick up in person, you'll get your swag by mail. Race packets will be mailed to the address you provided at registration.
Submit Your Virtual Race Results
Complete your three virtual event distances on any three days between September 1-30, 2020.
If possible, track your race with a GPS-tracking app to confirm your mileage and time.
After you complete your race, upload your finish times to the results page. The link to the results page will be available soon.
Don't forget to post your race on social media. Show us your starting line, race course, and finish line success! Tag your posts with #FlyAFM so we can cheer and congratulate each other!
Register Soon! I'll See You at the Starting Line!
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Cue the theme from the movie JAWS...
Discovery's Shark Week is back August 9th. Knockaround has the perfect pair of shark-inspired sunglasses for you: Shark Week Fort Knocks! Don't go in or near the water without 'em!
Shark Week Fort Knocks Limited Edition
The Shark Week Fort Knocks feature durable frames and full UV400 sun protection. That's a great combo for any Summertime activity.
The translucent frames are deep blue at the top and fade light turquoise. Take a close look at the front and you'll see a pattern of razor-sharp sharks teeth over the gold lenses. The arms host a shiver of sharks in the ocean with a Great White in the foreground.
Every pair comes in a Great White Shark microfiber pouch. The pouch protects your glasses and doubles as a lens cleaner. Your shades arrive in special Shark Week packaging.
Don't Miss Out on this Special Edition:
Knockaround Donates $5 From Every Sale of Shark Week Fort Knocks to Help Protect Our Oceans
For the 6th year, Knockaround will donate to Oceana.org. $5 from every pair sold help with efforts to protect the oceans. Oceana is dedicated to protecting and restoring the world's oceans.
Oceana was founded in 2001. It's the largest international advocacy organization focused on ocean conservation.
Isn't it a great feeling when your sunglasses can help protect the ocean's inhabitants?!
I say this EVERY Summer because it's true. Make yourself an ice necklace to stay cooler when you're working or playing outside in the heat!
My ice necklace is better than ever because my new BUFF is super-stretchy wicking material. It’s easy to slip on when it’s packed with ice. Check my easy DIY Running Hack below.
Make an Ice Necklace
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